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The Last Slipper (Choosing Euthanasia & Planning End-Of-Life Indulgences)

I believe that one of the greatest gifts I can give my companions is a peaceful, dignified, pain-free end to their suffering.

Andy in 2010

This is why I recently called on Dr. Blair Burggren at Peaceful Transitions, our regional in-home euthanasia veterinarian to help my Andy die comfortably at home in my arms. . . . → Read More: The Last Slipper (Choosing Euthanasia & Planning End-Of-Life Indulgences)

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Premeditated Fun (Great Doggie Daycare & Boarding in Oly)

I’m often asked if I know of reputable, loving, local doggie daycare and boarding facilities so I reckon it’s time for me to pull a list together and share it here.

My highest recommendations are always two local sitters who provide not-your-typical-boarding-situation services:

Anna

Anna Mumaw of Fuzzy Faces Pet Care (www.fuzzyfacespetcare.com) focuses on . . . → Read More: Premeditated Fun (Great Doggie Daycare & Boarding in Oly)

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5th Annual Dog-Gone Easter Egg Hunt (April 1, 2012)

On 4/1/12 the 5th Annual Dog-Gone Easter Egg Hunt will happen at Rainier Vista Park in Lacey.

For just $3 per adult (kids under 12 get in free) you can give your canine buddies a fun-filled day with the focus all on them. All proceeds go to two local charities: Feline Friends and Old Dog . . . → Read More: 5th Annual Dog-Gone Easter Egg Hunt (April 1, 2012)

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Cat In A Tree Emergency Rescue (website)

I recently learned about a really cool website called Cat In A Tree Emergency Rescue. Its most useful resource is a directory of people and businesses who help rescue cats who are stuck in trees.

The directory lists three people in the Olympia area who help rescue cats from trees:

1. Moore Trees & Co . . . → Read More: Cat In A Tree Emergency Rescue (website)

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Peaceful Transitions (In-Home Euthanasia)

A cat who was dear to me died this week. It’s always very hard for me to hear news like this.

Jane Ear's death in 2006 broke my heart

There was a stretch of 4 years in which 3 of my own cats died, and during that time I had a lot of ideas . . . → Read More: Peaceful Transitions (In-Home Euthanasia)

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